Organization Name: Wonderschool

Focus Area: Littlest Learners
Region: United States
Sector: For Profit
Investment Year: 2017
Wonderschool is building the largest network of modern early education programs, and their mission is to ensure that every child has access to early education that helps them realize their potential. Wonderschool offers a diversity of options and combines engaged teachers and thoughtful education with warmth of an in-home program while maintaining standards that go above and beyond state requirements. By providing dedicated support, technology, training, mentorship, and community, Wonderschool lets teachers focus on what they do best -- teaching -- and allows them to earn a sustainable living in the field they love.

Why We Invested

In one survey, 84% of parents reported that finding affordable, quality care is either a challenge, very hard, or impossible. At the same time, home-based child care providers must deliver quality early education while successfully operating a small business. Wonderschool addresses both of these challenges, enabling educators to start, expand, and successfully run early childhood programs in their homes in a sustainable way. For parents, the marketplace allows them to search for Wonderschool programs, schedule visits, enroll their children, and make payments, while being able to trust that all of the providers are meeting Wonderschool's Quality and Safety Promise.

There’s not a single magic solution to the child care crisis, because we have to increase quality, we have to increase supply, and we have to increase access—but if we fulfill our mission, our work will take us to a future when kids will not know a time when you couldn’t get access to high-quality early education.
Chris Bennett, Co-Founder and CEO, Wonderschool